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2017 Gartner IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit – Orlando FL

  {{date_event:2017-05-08}}The Summit is designed for individuals in the following roles: IT Operations Management, Cloud Operations and IT Service Support. Keynotes are Theresa Payton, Former White House Chief Information Officer, Author and Cyber Security Expert; Hank Marquis, Gartner Research Director and Milind Govekar, Gartner Research VP.   2017 Tracks include: Emerging Trends in IT Operations, Leadership & Strategy, DevOps & Agile in IT Operations, Optimize IT Operations and Cloud & Virtualization. “A Spotlight Tracks” will include a  selection of sessions from across the agenda  on Security in IT Operations, Digital workplace, Bimodal IT, Cost Optimization. For more information:

Michael Dyer Presenting at WordCamp Miami – March 23rd

{{date_event:2017-03-23}} If you are in Miami on March 23rd, you won’t want to miss the WordCamp Miami event. DigitalEra and Trapezoid’s Michael Dyer will be leading a session “Intro to GraphQL for REST Developers”.

The session will be technical in nature, but focused on fundamentals. Attendees will walk away with a solid understanding of key concepts.

Class outline is below, and you can register here:

GraphQL is a data query language developed by Facebook that provides a powerful alternative to traditional REST. In this session Mr. Dyer will provide a walkthrough of the GQL architecture and community, including:

  • The differences and benefits of GraphQL vs REST
  • Demonstrate GQL queries (your first 15 minutes with GQL)
  • See how to query `through` your data
  • Discuss schema design and architecture
  • GQL client alternatives

For more info:

Webinar: “NIST Firmware Controls for Non-Federal Entities: What You Need to Know”

Effective this month, compliance with NIST 800-53 and 800-53A applies to all types of organizations at all levels. This includes state, local, and tribal governments as well as all industry and academia. Your organization will be expected to comply.

DigitalEra is bringing together firmware experts José González and Michael Dyer for this timely presentation to review the requirements and share new firmware protection technologies to help you be prepared.

There are two sessions to choose from:

Tuesday, March 14th at 2:00 p.m., ET and Thursday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m. ET.

This 60 minute presentation covers:

  • The NIST Rule: Why it now affects you
  • Case Studies: The breaches that led to the ruling and how you’re at risk
  • NIST Compliance: What you need to know now to comply
  • Advanced Technologies for protecting your organization

Find out what you need to do to comply with NIST Regulations and see new technologies for protecting your firmware.   Register now.


Educause Security Professionals Conf May 1st – 3rd, Denver CO

{{date_event:2017-05-01}}Educause’s 2017 conference offers the higher education information security community a time to reflect on collective past experiences, focus on current challenges, and envision new strategies to improve information security in higher education.

This year’s  event takes place at the Denver Marriott City Center. Program tacks include Cyber Threat Intelligence, Technologies, Operations, and Practices; Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Audit; Career and Workforce Development and Privacy.

FireEye and Lookout are among the sponsors.

For more info or to register:


InfoSec World Orlando: April 3rd – 5th, Orlando FL

{{date_event:2017-04-03}}MIS Training Institute’s annual InfoSec Orlando is coming up April 3rd through the 5th. This year’s event will be held at Omni Orlando Resort in ChampionsGate, FL just outside of the Orlando attractions. In addition to some great keynote speakers, the agenda is packed with 7 dynamic learning tracks with hands-on workshops, plus summits and round table discussions.  This is a great spot to gain actionable, current information about security challenges and opportunities and learn about solutions to today’s security problems, in both a strategy and technology perspective. Whether you’re a top decision maker or in the trenches working to combat cyber threats every day, this event will leave you informed and armed to tackle your security challenges.

Keynotes include Cory Doctorow, author of Electronic Frontier Foundation & Boing Boing, Jim Routh CSO at Aetna and Craig Smith, Research Director at Rapid7.

HP, Cylance and checkpoint are all sponsors.

For reservations: